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Sa'di (or Saadi), pen name of Abū-Muḥammad Muṣliḥ al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, born Muslih-uddin NULL

If a piece of worthless stone can bruise a cup of gold, its worth is not increased, nor that of the gold diminished.

Gold | Wisdom | Worth |

Sa'di (or Saadi), pen name of Abū-Muḥammad Muṣliḥ al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, born Muslih-uddin NULL

Is pure water different whether it be contained in a goblet of gold or an earthen sewer?

Gold | Wisdom |

Lydia Sigourney, fully Lydia Huntley Sigourney, née Lydia Howard Huntley

One of the principal ingredients in the happiness of childhood is freedom from suspicion - why may it not be combined with a more extensive intercourse with mankind? A disposition to dwell on the bright side of character is like gold to its possessor; but to imagine more evil than meets the eye, betrays affinity for it.

Character | Childhood | Evil | Freedom | Gold | Mankind | Suspicion | Wisdom | Happiness |

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Commonly called Alfred Lord Tennyson

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Wherefore let thy voice rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheeps or goats that nourish a blind life within the brain, if, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

Better | Dreams | Earth | Gold | Knowing | Life | Life | Men | Prayer | Wisdom | World |

Emmet Fox

Your contact with God lies in recognizing your identity, the “I am.” The “I am” is everything you arrogate to yourself in thought. If you say, “I am sick,” you have ordered your own. If you say, “I am well, I am one with God,” you have ordered your own. God is universal - “I am what I am” - and you as an individual particularize it when you say, “I am.” When you use your “I am” in an inverted or negative sense, you are using it against yourself and will bring sickness, poverty, controversy, and fear into your life. When you particularize, or individualize, Divine Power by using “I am” constructively, then you will get health, prosperity, and abounding happiness, for you will have identified yourself with God - the gold mine within.

Controversy | Fear | God | Gold | Health | Individual | Life | Life | Poverty | Power | Prosperity | Sense | Thought | Will | God |

Nâzım Hikmet

When the light of the star which flows into my eyes as a drop of gold first pierced the darkness in space, there was not a single eye on earth looking at the sky.

Darkness | Earth | Gold | Light | Space |

Og Mandino

All the gold in the world cannot buy a dying man one more breath – so what does that make today worth?

Gold | Man | World | Worth |

Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi NULL

The testing of good and bad is in order that the gold may boil and bring the scum to the top.

Gold | Good | Order |

Arabian Proverbs

Keep the gold and keep the silver, but give us wisdom.

Gold | Wisdom |

Author Unknown NULL

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg.

Gold | Heart | People | Will |

Ben Sira

Accept whatever happens to you, and be patient in humiliating vicissitudes. For gold is tested with fire, and men who are approved must be tested in the furnace of humiliation.

Gold | Men |

Charles Caleb Colton

Those who worship gold in a world so corrupt as this we live in have at least one thing to plead in defensed of their idolatry - the power of their idol. It is true that, like other idols, it can neither move, see, hear, feel, nor understand; but, unlike other idols, it has often communicated all these powers to those she had them not, and annihilated them in those who had. This idol can boast of two peculiarities; it is worshipped in all climates, without a single temple, and by all classes, without a single hypocrite.

Gold | Power | World | Worship |

Charles Caleb Colton

Men pursue riches under the idea that their possession will set them at ease and above the world. But the law of association often makes those who begin by loving gold as a servant, finish by becoming its slave; and independence without wealth is at least as common as wealth without independence.

Association | Gold | Law | Men | Riches | Wealth | Will | World | Riches | Association |

Charles Caleb Colton

Men pursue riches under the idea that their possession will set them at ease and above the world. But the law of association often makes those who begin by loving gold as a servant, finish by becoming its slaves; and independence without wealth is at least as common as wealth without independence.

Association | Gold | Law | Men | Riches | Wealth | Will | World | Riches | Association |

Francis Bacon

Virtue, being a transcendent gem, is better set without much gold and ornament.

Better | Gold | Virtue | Virtue |